Women Only Activity Holidays

Women Only Activity Holidays

Posted at 09:00 - 10th May - Sarah Booth

Women only holidays are increasing in popularity, with more choice than ever before. Whether you are seeking a hen weekend packed with adventure, or solo escapades to make new friends in new places; the choice is vast. We’ve unpacked a few of our favourites to help inspire your holiday plans.

There’s not a fishnet glove in sight when it comes to adventure with this travel and tour company. Specialising in adventure holidays in the Lake District, Desperately Seeking Adventure offers activities such as wild swimming weekends, walking trips over the classic Lakeland horseshoes, sleeping under the stars, cycling breaks and challenges such as the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, Lakeland 4 and Coast to Coast. They also provide activities further afield including Via Ferrata in the Dolomites and trekking in North Africa. With optional yoga and meditation activities added to their itineraries, you'll not need to seek for long to find your adventure fix!

With over 40 years experience of creating high quality adventures, World Expeditions are turning their attention to women only adventures in some of the world’s most exciting, natural destinations. Think mountaineering courses in the Canadian Rockies, 6 days of touring the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt or trekking the Larapinta Trail in Australia, with bush tucker experiences on route! Where possible all expeditions are led by females, and with responsible, ethical travel at the heart of every holiday, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the experience.

For those of you lured by the dream of mastering the ocean, Wave Sisters provides surf and yoga camps in Portugal and Lanzarote. Founded in 2007 by surf and yoga instructor Birgit, Wave Sisters has over a decade’s experience of teaching women how to surf. Wave Sisters also cater for children so that you can ride the waves whilst they enjoy fun both in and out of the water.

There are hiking destinations galore to be found with Walking Women. Started in 2000, Sue Donovan has built women-only walking holidays in Wales, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Denmark and Poland, which you can tailor to suit your specific interests and hobbies. Choose from natural history and birds, Nordic walking, map and compass hikes, photography, long distance trekking and walks with wild swimming and yoga. Whatever your interests, Walking Women adventures will help you find your full potential in a supportive and friendly environment.


Choose a day event, weekend retreat, or an all-out holiday in places like Croatia, Sardinia, Mallorca or Norway. Whatever your choice, Gutsy Girls will have you paddling your heart out on their Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and walking adventures. Gutsy Girl Founder Nat aims to connect likeminded women through sports, adventure and nature, empowering them to try something new and get out of their comfort zones. Looking after you from start to finish, Gutsy Girls gives you the chance to enjoy solo travel with small groups of like minded females, who want to laugh, play and enjoy time in nature.